24 April 2011

Wee-view: Already Home

2¢ Worth: You know how life is a beautiful mess? How sometimes when it rains it pours? Then after that horrible rain you didn't think you would ever see the end of something profound happens? Well that is the best way I can describe Already Home. The characters deal or reflect back to serious issues like infertility, teen pregnancy, adoption, physical abuse, sexual abuse, mental abuse, prostitution, divorce, illness, and death. But through life happening and people colliding the reader is given a glorious set of characters who seem to say, "Keep moving forward, believe in yourself, love one another, and cherish your family." I know some find Susan's dialogue sappy but I say you need a little sugary goodness to balance the tart of life. Already Home is a surprisingly sweet and reflective (4 star) story about going home, starting over, family dynamics, and finding a balance.

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35 comments :

  1. Sounds like a book I would enjoy! Thanks for the recommendation!

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  2. It does sound like this book would give the reader a lot to think about. I love books like that.

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  3. Thanks for this review. I've been meaning to give this book a try. Happy Easter!

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  4. Holy cow! That's a lot for one family to have to deal with. I don't know that I could maintain my sanity through all of that! And I thought my family had issues... wow, was I ever wrong.

    I do like sappy books when you go away learning something from the characters. This one sounds like it hits the mark. I may just have to give it a chance.

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  5. loved this bit of juju-ism, you need a little sugary goodness to balance the tart of life!

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  6. I love that cover--what heavy subject matter though!I'm not sure if I could handle that much drama but I'm glad you enjoyed it. PS: I love the quote about a little sugary goodness.

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  7. Good Heavens, I'm gone for two days and you pop up with TWO reviews! It's a birthday wish come true!! :P

    I love how you're doing the "Wee-views"! Totally adorable!

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  8. Sounds like I might need my emotional armour to read this one...

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  9. That sounds like a lot of heavy stuff going or or mentioned here, sometimes I just do not want that much

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  10. What a cute idea to do wee-views instead of reviews! This one sounds like a winner.

    Hope you had a wonderful Easter my friend. :)

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  11. I love a book with this type of message and impact! Sounds inspirational, Juju.

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  12. Wow, those are a lot of heavy issues to deal with and overcome! And the cover looks so idyllic.

    P.S. Speaking of "sugary goodness"...Happy Easter.

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  13. A beautiful mess, hmmm, I should read this because I definitely am there but not thinking beautiful thats for sure. Great recommendation Juju, thanks.

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  14. Wow, the book sounds lovely. I adore books with great messages like that. I've heard such great things about the author's books, I so have to read one soon.

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  15. Wow definitely sounds dramatic!

    I hope you had a Happy Easter!

    XOXO~ Renee

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  16. Wow, I think this book covers it all :) Thanks for sharing!

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  17. This one sounds like it has a great message :)

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  18. I really liked the few Susan Mallory books that I read... But it's been awhile. Maybe I should get back to reading another one from her!

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  19. Your wee-views are so fun! Sounds like a lot is going on in this one, and I definitely agree with you, everyone could use a spoon full of sugar every now and again.

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  20. It sounds like a beautiful story. :-)

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  21. Inspirational and hopeful, sometimes I need a read just like this to perk myself up.

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  22. "I say you need a little sugary goodness to balance the tart of life."

    SO TRUE! Sometimes, I love the sappy dialogue, it just makes me happy:)

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  23. I've got a bit too much tart in life right now for this one....but I definitely hear you on the balance. Great review Juju. Thanks for sharing. ^_^

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  24. Love your wee-view sounds like an emotional book but also a great one.

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  25. Oh! This one is in my reading pile right now and I really want to get to it. Darn pile! I just love the premise and the author is simply wonderful as a person and a writer. Definitely going to have to look into squeezing it in sooner! :o)

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  26. Great review, Juju! So glad to hear you liked this one. I’ve only read one or two of Susan’s book, but I really enjoyed them. I hope to find time to read this one soon.

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  27. All: Thanks ladies for commenting. This one may seem heavy, but it's really good and worth it. Thanks again for stopping by and thank you for all the lovely Easter wishes.

    Liz: Agreed!

    Gina Precious: Right? And you are so right. Sappy is ok when it has depth.

    VV & Kim: Thanks hons!

    Tipsy: LOL Thank you! Did you just have a birthday?

    Cherry: Nah, you're tough.

    Joy: Thank you darling. It was a nice relaxing one.

    Renee Ann: It was.

    Kitchen Dreams: Thanks! And thanks for stopping by.

    Marce & GMR: Ahhh I hope it gets better soon doll.

    Danielle Angel: Bad pile! *wink wink* How high is it these days?

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